As far back as the mid-1960's, the idea of a second university for Brisbane had been discussed. Theodor Bray accepted the challenge, handpicked the Interim Council (later the First Council) which met for the first time on 22nd January 1971 to begin planning. The brief from the Queensland Government on the formation of this new university contained one stipulation - the institution must be named after former Queensland Premier and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia - Sir Samuel Griffith.
Griffith has a core foundation of four academic groups: Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School; Griffith Health; and Griffith Sciences. We also have schools, departments and centres that fall under our academic groups, plus a range of research centres and institutes that develop new knowledge that feeds into these areas.
At Griffith, we have more than 50 lecture theatres plus hundreds of seminar and tutorial rooms across six campuses.
Comprising loose or fixed seating and desks, plus technology-rich options, these spaces provide the perfect platform for soaking up new knowledge.
The 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results highlight Griffith’s performance at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines. With over 1,700 experts conducting research across all major academic disciplines, Griffith is focused on understanding the world we live in and improving people’s lives.
Griffith was rated ‘well above world-standard’ for the following 10 fields of research:
Griffith University graduates are more equipped for the new world of work. We include real-life industry experiences in your degree and have a range of employability initiatives designed to give your career a kickstart. At Griffith you will have access to unique internship opportunities and we’ll help you develop your ePortfolio. We also have the first Australian franchise of Unitemps, which can help you get a job while you study. Griffith’s ticks of employability are just the start of a great university experience.
At Griffith we offer students and staff a range of helpful services, from access for students with disabilities, counselling and chaplaincy, to budgeting and health services. These services are confidential, professional and are no cost to students, and reflect the diversity of our shared learning community.
Whether you’d like to live on campus at college, solo in a studio or in a share house close to uni, you can search for a place to suit your circumstances. If you’re an international student, a Homestay is an ideal way to immerse yourself in Australian life, living with a local Australian family while you study. We also offer temporary group accommodation for conferences, sporting events and other gatherings. Please contact our friendly team if you have any questions about our accommodation.
In our libraries we provide spaces that are adaptable and comfortable where you can access services and resources, meet up for group study or find a space for individual work. In all our libraries we provide computers for study, laptops you can borrow or connect your own device to the wireless network. Together with six physical campus libraries, we have a comprehensive online offering for those studying through our digital campus.
Griffith students have access to an internet account for study related purposes. Only appropriate and legitimate use associated with your study is permitted in accordance with the University's Information Technology Code of Practice. All internet traffic is monitored and logged to your student account.
Receive personalised, first-class assessment and treatment using the latest practices in our state-of-the-art health clinic. We provide health services in Dentistry, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Suicide Prevention.
Our experienced practitioners are widely regarded as leaders in their respective fields, and our professional clinics are the only place in Queensland that have such a high concentration of health experts and high-end technology under one roof.
Spanning three cities in South East Queensland, our five physical campuses are located at the Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank. Our digital campus is located at your fingertips and spans the globe. Each campus environment, whether physical or digital, has state of the art facilities, and support services to make university life easier and enjoyable.
Our students, staff and local communities have the chance to use our world-class sporting and fitness facilities, as well as join our social teams and sports clubs. We also have a wide range of sporting events and competitions you can get involved in as a student, whether you're looking to compete for fun or represent the university.
Our clubs range from educational, professional, political, recreational, cultural and community to religious, sporting and special interest groups. If you can’t find a club or society to suit your particular passion or interest, we can help you start one as support is readily available.
We have over 120 clubs and societies, which are a top way to meet people who share your interests.